Trump Mocks Dem. Sen. ‘Da Nang’ Blumenthal
In a rally Monday night in Tennessee, President Donald Trump ridiculed Democrats as shameless hypocrites for questioning the integrity of his embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Trump took aim at some members of the Judiciary Committee who had grilled Kavanaugh, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, notorious for lying about his Vietnam war service.
“You have the great Vietnam War hero — who didn’t go to Vietnam — Blumenthal,” Trump said. “How about Blumenthal? We call him ‘Da Nang Blumenthal.’
“For 15 years as the attorney general of Connecticut, he went around telling war stories,” Trump told the crowd. “‘People dying left and right — but my platoon marched forward!’ He was never in Vietnam. It was a lie. And then he’s up there saying, ‘We want the truth from Judge Kavanaugh.’ And you’re getting the truth from Judge Kavanaugh.”